KROQ-ing the Campaign
Mayor Hahn appeared this morning on the popular 106.7 KROQ morning show (Kevin and Bean) to tout his latest accomplishment. Kevin and Bean enlisted their listeners’ support to help one of their loyal fans finish construction on her family’s home. Fans donated their time and materials to the construction firm that lead the project.
Begs the question: What did the Mayor contribute and why did he appear on the show? Jimmy pushed the construction paperwork through the City Hall approval process. He appeared on the show to let other people pat him on the back.
That’s as dire as things are in the Hahn re-election campaign? He’s been reduced to tooting his own horn for helping one (albeit VERY deserving of the help and EXTREMELY appreciative of the outpouring of support) family? Kevin (or Bean, I can’t tell them apart) did the hard work for us and pointedly asked the Mayor: if the young woman and her family weren’t constituents, and if he wasn’t running for re-election, would he have been so willing to help them?
How many constituents contact Jimmy’s office every day seeking help or support? Do they get their permits pushed through? Only if their last name is "Abrams" and they contribute to his campaign accounts. How many of the requests does his office ignore? I’m happy he helped a deserving family, but his act would seem more altruistic if he didn’t turn it into a shameless and tactless (although desperately needed) publicity stunt to boost his flailing campaign.
Great for KROQ. As for Jimmy, think with something other than election returns next time.